Ian MacTilstra EKNEB

Somewhere between conceptual text-based art, structural poetry, and inspired by linguistic studies of globalized commodity-based trading languages in antiquity, exists this experimental project: an attempt to convey a sense of narrative within such language.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mailbox Art Space in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 23 August 2011 to Friday 23 September 2011

Ian MacTilstra EKNEB image Ian MacTilstra EKNEB image

Published by anonymous on Sunday 21 August 2011.
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That it fails to do this in any conventional sense of “narrative” is a feature of its deconstruction of consumerist language, and relating more directly to what has been termed “social commentary and observation” (Paper Radio, Melbourne), while being disguised as a poetic exploration of emergent linguistic systems of globalized trade. The shifting dynamic between the linguistic and the discursive, between the material effects of language and the meanings it subtends, makes this work both visually unconventional and semantically compelling.